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Picturemaxx extends agreement with Eunetworks

Redundant storage and Back-Up technology to support and manage searchable database of 50 million images

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt am Main, ) euNetworks, (SGX: H23.SI), Europe s foremost provider of mission-critical, extreme performance and capacity data services to large corporates, carriers and services providers, today announced that picturemaxx AG (picturemaxx), one of the world s leading online providers of digital images, has extended their existing contract. Under the terms of the expanded agreement, picturemaxx upgraded the existing storage arrays to form a fully redundant storage and back-up solution. This bespoke solution supports the archiving of picturemaxx s growing database of digital images and their purchase and transaction to more than 500 newspapers and magazines, advertising agencies and industrial enterprises worldwide.

picturemaxx is one of the world s leading online providers of digital images for the professional media market. With a rapidly expanding database of images and a burgeoning demand for 24x7 availability, picturemaxx required the highest levels of security and availability for the storing and archiving of in excess of 50 million images and the online purchase of these images globally. euNetworks designed and deployed a storage and backup solution including highly secure firewalls and extremely reliable internet access. The solution is synchronously mirrored on a private fiber infrastructure between two datacenters, a back-up is operated additionally.

The extended agreement sees picturemaxx upgrade the existing storage arrays to a completely redundant, fully mirrored state-of-the-art EVA6100 solution. This bespoke concept seamlessly encompasses all the necessary storage elements and enables picturemaxx with an extended performance up to 200 TB and 99.999% availability.

Bernd Czichon, CEO of picturemaxx AG, said: "We have experienced exceptionally stable operations since we have moved our platform to euNetworks. The expanded agreement enables us with higher performance and unrivalled availability. We are extremely satisfied with the solution that euNetworks provided."

Barry Nolan, Chief Operating Officer of euNetworks, said: "We are delighted that picturemaxx have again put their trust in euNetworks and extended their existing agreement. This is further proof for the uniqueness of our mission critical products and services. picturemaxx required a platform that provided dynamic yet stable and secure services - euNetworks delivered a bespoke, mission critical solution that meets picturemaxx s current and future requirements."

About picturemaxx

picturemaxx is one of the world's leading online providers of digital images and hosts more than 50 Million images, providing trading platforms for the professional media market. The exclusively operated media marketing platform i-picturemaxx (former APIS network), is the most successful, independent purchase and distribution platform of digital images. The picturemaxx business strategy is based on optimally matching supply and demand in the professional media market. In this role picturemaxx supplies software solutions for professional media archiving, administration, marketing and purchasing. picturemaxx boats more than 250 image banks as well as 500 domestic and international newspaper and magazine publishers, advertising agencies, and industrial enterprises. picturemaxx handles several 100,000 downloads per year, realizing a volume of approximately 150 Million EUR of user rights via picturemaxx systems.

euNetworks GmbH

euNetworks is Europe's foremost provider of mission-critical, extreme performance and capacity data services. We serve large Corporates, Carriers and Service Providers door2door.

All our services are delivered over our wholly owned billion pan-European all-fiber optic network. Our infrastructure uniquely combines 'long-haul' inter-city network linking Europe's largest economies, with high density 'last-mile' metropolitan fiber networks in 15 of Europe's leading cities. euNetworks' product set ranges from On-Demand Networking and Solutions to Bespoke Networking. We have pre-provisioned over a terabit of capacity throughout our network, meaning we can deliver solutions such as datacenter, internet exchange or stock exchange connectivity in hours, not months. euNetworks, a member of the Global Voice Group, is headquartered in Frankfurt, publicly listed on the Singapore stock exchange (SGX:H23.SI). euNetworks is a member of euro-one, a unique collaboration to deliver infrastructure and next generation networking solutions connecting Eastern, Central, Western Europe and North America (www.euro-one.com). For further information please visit www.euNetworks.com.